Sorry, I meant "missing out on a lot of things in life".I wouldn't say I admire someone for being shy. But it isn't a bad trait by any means. It's very common. And most of us will feel shy sometimes. You shouldn't beat yourself up about it.
It could be meeting new people, it could be talking about yourself, asking a question, going on a date etc.
I am shy quite a lot, especially around new people or large groups.
Not sure what you mean by 'losing a lot of things in life'.
For all of this I have to agree with BR, I do feel you'll miss out on some things in life if you are too shy. You might see a girl/guy you like and are too shy to ask them out. You gain NOTHING from not trying. At least if you tried and got rejected you'll gain some sort of experience. I always turn it into a (video) game where:Do you admire any person who is shy?
Is being shy a very bad quality?
Do shy people lose a lot of things in life?